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albis-elcon - the company

Outstanding robust and reliable performance, network security and systems built in an European supply chain are main reasons why our customers build their critical communication infrastructure with systems and services from albis-elcon.

albis-elcon develops hard- and software for devices, systems, complete networks and services that help communication service providers and large enterprises to build and operate better country-wide and international – gigabit – networks and reduce the energy needed. With more than 15 million installed systems in over 40 countries, the company has a proven track record within the telecommunication industry for highly reliable and secure gigabit networking for fixed- and mobile 5G networks, software defined and virtualization network architecture, Cloud and Edge computing, enterprise connectivity and Internet of Things.

Superior-engineered hardware, software, network management, and implementation services manage complexity and provide sustainable, secure communication. With about 250 employees in Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Italy, Austria, Great Britain, France, and Brazil, we operate international and global for our customers, among them Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, A1 Telekom Austria and Telmex.

Climate Target and Environmental Sustainability

Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering differently. Effects that put the existence of species and the plant at risk. Acting on climate change is not only important, it is a must.

In 2015, 196 parties adopted The Paris Agreement (https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement), aligning on trying to limit global warming to 1.5°C . In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report on the impact of global warming of 1.5°C (https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/) above pre-industrial levels, showing the need to keep the warming to a maximum of 1.5°C. To achieve this goal, global greenhouse gas emissions need to halve every decade, reaching net-zero by 2050.

At albis-elcon, we help companies to build and run better broadband networks and reduce the energy needed. We are committed to doing our part to step up to the urgent challenge of climate change, ensure a just transition to a low carbon economy and provide a healthy future for all.

For this, albis-elcon stepped up their commitments and set their own 1.5°C aligned climate targets. In 2020, albis-elcon set the target to operate carbon-neutral by 2030. This includes the operational activities and the supply chain. albis-elcon also has a target to realise and achieve a 25% energy saving for our Gigabit Connection Systems by 2023 compared with the systems in 2014.

More information: Corporate responsibility

We always want to do more and become better related to targets and achievements to protect our environment, our planet. We believe that it is not enough to become climate neutral in the already defined areas of Scope 1 (own operations), Scope 2 (purchased services) and Scope 3 (supply chain including suppliers and customers).

We have a responsibility to people and society. We have extended the goal of being climate neutral and include our team – everyone who works for us as an employee.

What does this mean? How will we work to achieve this ambitious goal? In addition to the ongoing initiative we will conduct and implement projects to analyze the emissions generated by our team. Next, we identify and implement options and projects to reduce impact and emissions. Finally we will engage in projects to capture carbon (CO2) to compensate and offset emissions – as a company for our team.

“It is not an option! We consider this target and effort expansion as a mandatory requirement and responsibility when taking environmental protection and climate neutral targets serious.”  Werner Neubauer, Chief Executive Officer

Intelligent Quality Management

albis-elcon has dedicated itself to the highest quality. Full compliance with applicable legal requirements and company-internal guidelines for quality and environmental policy are the benchmark in our daily business.

We guarantee the quality and reliability of our products. Each module is subject to rigorous testing during the manufacturing process – from visual inspection to in-circuit and computer-assisted function tests. We invest in state-of-the-art automatic SMT pick-and-place machines. Along with integrated test technology it guarantees high flexibility and production quality.

We certify our quality management system in regular audit procedures by the German technical inspectorate DEKRA.

History and Background

albis-elcon is the premier brand of UET United Electronic Technology, a publicly listed technology group based in Eschborn, Germany. albis-elcon supplies communication service providers (CSP) in the telecommunications industry with a comprehensive range of products and systems for copper and fiber broadband access, remote network powering and network management.

The company was formed by merging the operations of German-based ELCON Systemtechnik and Switzerland-based ALBIS Technologies. The roots of the corporation go back to the mid of the past century as ALBIS was part of Siemens Switzerland and ELCON belonged to the German Robotron group. ELCON was privatized in 1990 and became a member of the UET Group in 2007. ALBIS joined the UET Group in 2015 after the spin-off from Siemens in 2008.

Knowledge and Expertise

Our total workforce consists of about 230+ well-educated and highly experienced employees. Nearly 100 engineers in Research and Development invent, develop and industrialise hard- and software for international customers and telecommunication networks.

Supply Chain

albis-elcon operates its own manufacturing, service and repair center in Germany and establishes additional technical support centers close to its customers. State-of-the-art automatic SMD assembly systems are used, coupled with stencil printing and reflow equipment, THT assembly lines and an automatic radial placement machine. Extensive test facilities, such as AOI, in-circuit, automatic function test systems, boundary scan, Flying Probe, and a well-equipped climate and EMC laboratory guarantee a consistently high product quality.

Offices

albis-elcon operates offices in Germany, Switzerland, Austria,
the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Brazil and Mexico.

Executive Management

Werner Neubauer (CEO) has more than 20 years of experience in leading world-class technology companies, where he had held numerous executive leadership positions at companies within the telecommunications industry, including international assignments in Europe and the United States. Werner Neubauer joined albis-elcon (formerly ELCON)  in 2006. During that time, he enabled the company to realise significant profitable growth. In 2012 Werner Neubauer took responsibility as CEO of the UET Group. He has a strong background in sales and product management.

Werner Neubauer has an Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree and studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Markus Königshofer (COO) has more than 40 years of experience in technology and leadership positions. He has been part of the UET management team since 2008 and the acting COO of the UET Group since 2012. Throughout his career, Königshofer has held several executive leadership positions in the electronics and communications technology industry, including managing director of Flextronics International and vice president of production and logistics at Ericsson Austria. After joining albis-elcon system Germany in 2005, he developed the company into the strongest and most important business unit of the UET Group. Together with Werner Neubauer he led the realignment of the UET towards an electronics and technology group.

Markus Königshofer holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute at the HTL Kapfenberg.

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